Band of eight goes global with spe­cial ar­range­ments

Harefield Gazette - - LEISURE -

GET into the fes­tive spirit and be en­ter­tained by the for­mi­da­ble Andy Mears Octet, joined by guest vo­cal­ist Han­nah Brooks to per­form a se­lec­tion of in­tri­cately crafted ar­range­ments of many time­less and much-loved Christ­mas clas­sics.

Ad­di­tional reper­toire will ex­plore global rhythms and sounds, from jazz and soul to Latin, Gospel and ca­lypso.

There will also be hot snacks, mulled wine and a li­censed bar. What? Swing­ing Christ­mas Favourites Where? Ick­en­ham Vil­lage Hall, 33 Swake­leys Road, Ick­en­ham, UB10 8DG When? Satur­day, De­cem­ber 13, 7.15-10.30pm Cost? £15 (in­cludes mulled wine on ar­rival and hot snacks) – from Pro Mu­sic In­ter­na­tional, Swake­leys Road, in ad­vance or on the door voices. Re­hearsals are on Mon­day evenings at the United Re­formed Church in Swake­leys Road, Ick­en­ham, in prepa­ra­tion for three con­certs each year. What? ‘Christ­mas is Com­ing’ with Hilling­don Choral So­ci­ety Where? St Paul’s Church, Thurl­stone Road, Ruis­lip Manor, HA4 0BP When? Satur­day, De­cem­ber 13, 7.30-10.30pm

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